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Aug. 26, 2014: Rebate Service Help Supermarkets Recoup Energy-Efficiency Incentives

‘Supermarkets May Be Leaving a Lot of Money on the Table’
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Supermarkets in the United States can now get expert help in securing energy-efficiency rebates from utilities. The service is for supermarkets that invest in initiatives to improve energy efficiency but may not collect all the utility rebates for which they qualify, said Abtar Singh, chief executive of Singh360.


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Aug. 26, 2014: Aeroseal Acquires Comfort Institute

Merger Will Combine Complementary Resources and Strengthen the Offerings Both Organizations Provide the HVAC Industry
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Aeroseal LLC, the owner and licensee of Aeroseal duct sealing technology, announced that it has acquired Comfort Institute (CI), a leading provider of home performance equipment and training for the HVAC industry.


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Aug. 25, 2014: CDC Report Cites Need for Acclimatization to Prevent Heat-Related Worker Deaths

New Workers Need to Get Used to Working in Hot Conditions
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An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) analysis, described in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, suggests that the primary risk factor for heat fatalities is the lack of acclimatization programs, i.e., getting new workers used to working in hot conditions.


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Aug. 25, 2014: Wi-Fi Sensors Make Temperature, Humidity Data Logging Universally Accessible

Cloud-Based Monitoring Software and Sensor Solution Allows Users to Monitor Data Anytime, Anywhere
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Corintech has launched FilesThruTheAir™, a new environmental monitoring solution, which measures temperature and humidity using advanced Wi-Fi sensors with a remote cloud-based data logging service.


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Aug. 25, 2014: Samsung to Acquire Smart Home Company, SmartThings

SmartThings Allows Homeowners to Monitor, Control, and Automate Their Homes from Wherever They Are Through a Single App
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SmartThings, a leading open platform for the smart home. Samsung said that, with its resources, SmartThings will be able to expand its platform and support even more devices.


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Aug. 25, 2014: Home Energy Management Market is Expected to Reach $1.9 Billion in 2019

The Need to Conserve and Optimize Energy Utilization Is Expected to Increase Demand
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According to a new report on the home energy management systems (HEMS) market, the market was valued at $393.8 million in 2012, and it is expected to reach USD $1.9 billion by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 percent from 2013 to 2019.


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Aug. 22, 2014: HVACR Professionals Can Now Access Emerson Product Database via Mobile App

Resource for Copeland Compressor Specifications Available as a Free App
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Emerson Climate Technologies announced that on-the-go HVACR professionals now have access to its Online Product Information (OPI) database for Copeland™ compressors from a mobile app.


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Aug. 22, 2014: TruTech Tools Announces Change in Ownership

Bill Spohn and Eric Preston Are the New Owners
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TruTech Tools Ltd., an online distributor of tools and test instruments for the HVAC and building performance markets, has announced a change in ownership. James C. and James L. Bergmann have stepped down and president and CEO, Bill Spohn, and vice president and sales manager, Eric Preston, are now the owners.


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Aug. 22, 2014: ERVs to Reach Nearly $3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Units Improve IAQ and Provide Energy Savings
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Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which use the exhaust air from a building to precondition incoming air, offer many advantages for both improving IAQ and reducing energy consumption, and are one of the fastest-growing segments for improved IAQ management in buildings, says Navigant Research.


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Aug. 21, 2014: DOE Increases Access to Results of Funded Research

Web-Based Portal Will Provide Free Public Access
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from DOE-funded research.


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